Julian Rose

CHANGING THE SUBJECT: RACE AND PUBLIC SPACE

June 2017

WHETHER UTOPIAN OR AUTHORITARIAN, buildings—the places in which we live, work, die—have always reified systems of power. Today, when civic structures and urban spaces are increasingly at the center of political debates—witness the resurgence… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

James Casebere

May 2017

 When Louis Kahn visited Luis Barragán in 1965, their meeting marked one of the greatest meetings of architectural minds in the twentieth century. The American and Mexican masters shared an undeniable affinity—both placed a high … READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

“THE BOAT IS LEAKING. THE CAPTAIN LIED”

May 2017

Curated by Udo Kittelmann What do film, photography, and theater have in common? Architecture. That seems to be the straightforward but intriguing premise buried within the rhetoric of this self-styled “transmedia exhibition,” which brings … READ ON

PREVIEWS

“WAYS OF SEEING”

May 2017

Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath In 1972, in the bleak predawn of Thatcherism, British art historian John Berger published Ways of Seeing, an unapologetically Marxist primer that set out to explode the Western canon by demonstrating… READ ON

PREVIEWS

Sarah Oppenheimer

February 2017

“Would you like to interact with the sculpture?” A guard greeted me with this question immediately after I entered the room at the Pérez Art Museum in which Sarah Oppenheimer’s new work S-281913, 2016, is installed. The invitation at first … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh discusses rubbing/loving

January 2017

Do Ho Suh is an artist based between London, New York, and Seoul who is known for his intensive work with architecture’s experiential, mnemonic, and psychological dimensions, engagements that often take the form of full-scale fabric re-creations… READ ON

500 WORDS

Fred Sandback

January 2017

It’s hard to get through an article or even a conversation about Fred Sandback’s work without hearing it described as “drawing in space.” This is hardly surprising, given that for over three decades he used thin strands of acrylic yarn (and… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Peter Shire

December 2016

In 1974, Peter Shire set out to accomplish a seemingly nonsensical goal: that of creating a three-dimensional teapot. Having recently graduated from art school with a degree in ceramics, he was of course aware of the longstanding tradition … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]

Pierre Paulin

November 2016

If the most primordial purpose of a chair is to keep your butt off the ground, then Pierre Paulin’s 1967 Tongue chair is an abject failure. This icon of 1960s design, which was recently on view among a handful of Paulin’s most famous works … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2016 [TOC]

SPECTATOR SPORTS: THE NEW TATE MODERN

September 2016

WHEN PIERRE DE MEURON recently said that Tate Modern, which he designed with Jacques Herzog, “created a wholly new way of showing art,” it was probably one of the few cases on record in which an architect was not egotistical enough. In fact,… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]